Russia, China and Iran distantly trailed North Korea.
Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' Quds Force, has left the shadows for the spotlight.
The threat followed Israel’s warning that it could carry out direct attacks on Iran.
Part of the unmanned aerial vehicle was recovered from the wreckage of an Iranian drone downed over Israel.
“Those who have to leave Syria are the ones who have not been permitted by the Syrian government,” said one of the top advisers to Iran’s supreme leader.
“Iranian youth want happiness, want excitement, want love, and want to express it.”
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi once laid claim to half of Iraq and Syria, but now only a small, mostly desert stretch known as Al-Jazeera, or "the Island," remains.
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said, “The U.S. government is the cruelest and most merciless system in the world.”
Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the U.S. military “can’t fix the problems in Afghanistan” and Russia “really holds the cards” in Syria.
The palace hosts the office of the country's president, Hassan Rouhani.
As Kurdish forces attempt to defend their land from Turkey, Russia began the Sochi peace conference and its allies continued to gain ground.
Other reports have put the figure as high as $300 billion, a potential jackpot for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Turkey and Syrian rebels have launched a joint operation against Syrian Kurdish forces, putting the U.S. and Russia in a difficult position.
Iran and its proxies have a long history of targeting Jewish communities in Europe and the West, experts warn.
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said, "what the Saudis do...is certainly a betrayal of the Islamic Ummah and the Muslim World."
The State Department has classified these 11 nations as "Do not travel."
Turkey and Russia have also condemned the plans for the 30,000-strong unit.